Injuries to the wrist and hand can happen as a result of a fall, something falling on to it, an accident at work, trapping your wrist or hand, a sudden impact or as a result of other injuries that go on to cause pain in the wrist and hand. If someone else caused the injury then you might have a claim.
These injuries can cause problems if you are unable to work because of the pain and discomfort and can be particularly troublesome if your job involves extensive working with your wrist and hands, as most do.
The wrist and hand is complex structure of bones, ligaments and tendons.
When you see your GP or the Consultant at the hospital you might hear a number of medical terms for the wrist and hand, for example;
An injury to the wrist or hand can comprise of a number of problems, such as a break to any one of the bones in the wrist or hand, damage to the muscles or the tendons, perhaps in the form of a sprain, and many other conditions.
Your GP or Consultant should be able to tell you what type of injury you have sustained and how serious this is.
This will then determine what treatment you need to help you recover.
If treatment cannot be offered to you quickly, then we may be able to arrange for this to be provided for you privately.
As your recovery progresses it might become clear that you require further treatment such as physiotherapy, or even surgery, then again we may be able to arrange that for you privately.